200 FLORA INDICA.
of the province, is elevated 5500 feet, the lake of Naini-tal
6500, of Bhim-tal 4000. Binsar, a mountain of the interior
region and a well known botanical station, is^elevated, we
believe, about 7500.
•For farther particulars we must refer ta Captain E. Stra-
ehey*s account of the provinces of Kumaon and Garhwal in the
Journal of the .Geographical Society of London (May, 1851) .
The vegetation of Kumaon appears to afford rather a rapid
•transition from the humidity of Nipal to the drier provinces
tether west. Its flora, according to Strache/s and .Winter-
bottom's excellent collections, includes ftdly two thousand
flowering plants, — a much larger number than are to be found
in an equal area anywhere to the westward, though consider-
ably fewer than to the eastward.
Amongst the natural orders we* have examined in detail,
the following species find their eastern limit in Kumaon, so
far as is at present known : —
Thalictrum faimftor-wi. m Corydalis &ovaniana.
Qtygr&pbis polypetala. „ jlabellata.
Eanunculus hirtellus. Pyrus "baccata.
Trollius acaulis. Eubus saxatilis.
Acjiiilegia vulgaris. Potentilla alpe$tri$.
Delphinium denttdqtim. Q-etim wrbwum,
,? wcanum. Spiraea sorbifoUa.
„ rantwcutifoUim. Daphne oleoides.
„ JSjasthmirianvm., Celtis eriocwrpa. .
Aconitiun Zycoctomm. Corylus Qolwrna.
,, Iteteroptyllim. Quercus Im&ta*
Proonia qfficmalis. Cedrus Deodara.
Papaver dulium. Cupressus torulosa.
Meconopsis aculeate*. Juniperus communis.
Of Eastern Himalayan plants which have not hitherto
been traced to the westward of Kumaon there are : —
Clematis greuri&flora. Thalictrum elegans.